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  1. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT Silicon Valley Leadership Group October 3, 2012

  2. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Cities Choose Street Configuration Dedicated Lane Configuration Mixed Flow Configuration

  3. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Optimal Project January 2012 Staff Recommendation Using PAB, city general plan and VTA policy guidance, VTA staff identifies optimal project: dedicated lanes from Mountain View to Santa Clara; mixed flow elsewhere

  4. BUS RAPID TRANSIT City Actions on Optimal Project, Spring 2012

  5. BUS RAPID TRANSIT VTA Board Consideration… • City Policy direction • Effectiveness of revised project • Competitiveness for outside funding • Santa Clara and San Jose’s commitment to BRT • Today’s needs, tomorrow’s needs

  6. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT Ridership: 11,198 daily boardings Cost: $125 million Federal funding potential: Good Net annual operating cost: $12.7 million Revised Project

  7. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Project Ridership: 6,100 daily boardings Cost: $75 million Federal funding potential: Poor Net annual operating cost: $12.9 million SC & SJ Only Project No improvements from Palo Alto to Sunnyvale Project is only 6,100 daily boardings

  8. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT Ridership: 9,950 daily boardings Cost: $66-82 million Federal funding potential: Good Net annual operating cost: $14.5 million All Mixed Flow Project

  9. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT Ridership: 5,748 daily boardings Cost: $0 Federal funding potential: None Net annual operating cost: $15.6 million No Project No improvements

  10. BUS RAPID TRANSIT El Camino Real BRT Project Options

  11. BUS RAPID TRANSIT VTA Board Direction • Include the Optimal Project along with the Revised Project in the Caltrans, FTA and environmental review process • VTA staff check in with MTC to encourage regional support of the project • Return to the six cities to share analysis throughout the environmental study process • Return to the VTA Board with status reports and the results of the analysis

  12. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Next Steps • 2012 Board of Directors Actions • Adopt an Investment Strategy for El Camino Real • Authorize GM to enter Caltrans design review process • Authorize GM to apply for federal funding for El Camino Real BRT • Authorize GM to amend consultant contract to bring environmental consultant onboard to undertake environmental analysis • Approve BRT vehicle procurement for 522/22 corridor

  13. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT End

  14. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Board Direction on BRT • 2008 COA • Emphasis on core network of 15 frequently traveled bus routes • Acknowledged future BRT corridors as next step for service improvement • 2007 Transit Sustainability Policy • Performance expectation adopted • Station and corridor design standards adopted • 2009 BRT Strategic Plan • Timeline for implementation adopted • BRT definition adopted • 2010 Short Range Transit Plan • Capital and operating funds allocated • Assumes BRT network in place with opening of BART • 2008 SCAR Final EIR • BRT selected as the Phase I preferred alternative • Project definition and components adopted • 2012-13 Capital Budget • Funded preliminary and final design activities for SCAR • Funded conceptual engineering for Stevens Creek and El Camino • Funded feasibility study for Berryessa BRT/King Road

  15. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT BRT Program Implementation Project Origin Analysis/Assessment Staff Recommendation = Implementation Near-term Implementation Santa Clara/Alum Rock El Camino Real Stevens Creek City Action VTA Board Action Long-term Implementation Monterey Highway King Road Sunnyvale-Cupertino Project Implementation

  16. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT VTA’s Transit Service Standards • In 2007, VTA’s Board of Directors adopted the Transit Sustainability Policy and Service Design Guidelines, with these goals: • Be responsive to market needs • Cost-effective use of funds • Increase transit ridership Service Design Guidelines Goals • Upgrade must be 30% faster than local bus • Upgrade must achieve a 20-25% farebox recovery rate

  17. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BRT Design Approach • Can offer light rail-like service at much lower cost • Flexible configuration – can be dedicated lanes or mixed flow traffic • Incremental implementation – designed to light rail standards • Improves attractiveness of transit, increases farebox recovery, lowers operating costs and attracts “choice” riders • Decrease in VMT means lower greenhouse gas emissions • Opportunity for complete street, transformative project Shorter pedestrian crossings New Signal BRT Lanes Bike Lanes Landscaping New, shorter pedestrian crossings Curb Bulbouts Station Platform Removal of pork-chop islands

  18. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Bus Crowding: Line 23 Westbound Seated capacity: 35 passengers

  19. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Lines 522/22 - Sunnyvale passenger loads (2011) Peak period in Sunnyvale 44-52 riders per bus Line 522 2,530 riders per day 2,300 car equivalents per day Riders per bus (May 2011) Line 22 4,493 riders per day 4,084 car equivalents per day Line 22/522 Stops

  20. BUS RAPID TRANSIT BUS RAPID TRANSIT Change in Federal Funding Structure SAFETEA-LU (2005-2012) Small Starts – FTA regulations encourage “majority of BRT projects to be dedicated lanes.” MAP-21 (2012) Creates new corridor-based BRT category for Small Starts requiring defined rail-like stations, transit signal priority, frequent service but not dedicated transit right-of-way.

  21. BUS RAPID TRANSIT El Camino Real Corridor Person-Throughput PM peak hour throughput by travel mode

  22. BUS RAPID TRANSIT TSP BRT Standards: Optimal Project vs. Mixed Flow

  23. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions (2007-2010) Pedestrian Collisions Bicycle Collisions 1 2 3-5 1 2 3-5

  24. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Cities Choose Street Configuration Dedicated Lane Configuration Mixed Flow Configuration

  25. BUS RAPID TRANSIT How is BRT different from a local bus? Mixed Flow Configuration BRT vehicle stops in travel lane Curb bulbout